Game of Thrones Facebook Game Enters Open Beta

Game of Thrones Facebook Game Enters Open Beta

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Game of Thrones Ascent will feature quests, land management and player cooperation/competition.

Are you one of the many fans having trouble waiting for Game of Thrones to return to television? As of today you can go to Facebook to get your fix of the Seven Kingdoms. Game of Thrones Ascent, developed by Disruptor Beam, in partnership with HBO Global Licensing, has launched an open beta. Curious players can now access the game at their convenience to test out the current build and experiment with new features as they're added.

The game takes place during the reign of King Robert Baratheon and puts the player in the role of the ruler of a noble house vying for influence in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. In gameplay terms this amounts to taking on quests, upgrading and developing your personal lands and swearing allegiance to one of the great houses (Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Greyjoy or Targaryen) that stand at the center of the Game of Thrones universe. The game also promises cooperative and competitive mechanics that will allow players to work together to overcome goals or fight against each other for resources and influence.

Game of Thrones Ascent is the latest in a series of ongoing attempts to translate George R.R Martin's fantasy world into a gaming experience. The first, Game of Thrones Genesis was a real-time strategy title that earned some praise for its focus on deception and subterfuge but fell short in the combat department. The second, simply-titled Game of Thrones, enjoyed a quality story hampered by the fact that everything else in the game was pretty much broken. Given the lack of success in producing a Game of Thrones title for hardcore audiences, it will be interesting to see how coupling the Seven Kingdoms to a simpler experience will pan out.

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And it will go down about as well as every other Game of Thrones game.

Does anyone on The Escapist even care about a Facebook game?

DVS BSTrD:
And it will go down about as well as every other Game of Thrones game.

... and about as much fun as any other facebook game (which really isnt saying much)

Adam Jensen:
Does anyone on The Escapist even care about a Facebook game?

Project Legacy was a pretty decent game, mostly because they were not trying to make money off it.

DVS BSTrD:
And it will go down about as well as every other Game of Thrones game.

How's that?

I play the card game, as does my best mate and his wife, my fianceť, a couple of acquaintances (in short, enough to get a decent game every week or so), and I and several mates own the board game, which gets wheeled out at gatherings at our respective houses (so, approximately twice a month)...

So yeah, without me googling it, how well will it go down? (I have no interest in getting any facebook game, nor do I know anyone who does, having blocked anybody on my facebook who dared to send me an "X want you to Y in game Z" request).

Genuinely - I don't know how popular the other "game of thrones" games are, as I don't tend to judge my enjoyment against that of other people (for example, all the other GoT card gamers I know also play Magic the Gathering, which I despise, and refuse to play - and yet I'm told the mechanics are similar, so perhaps I should pay attention to such things)

so, facebook decided to make GOT uncool? wotn work, i will still like GOT without having facebook.

DVS BSTrD:
And it will go down about as well as every other Game of Thrones game.

The AGOT mod for Crusader Kings 2 is pretty awesome.... Granted as it is a mod it probably doesn't really count, but it certainly catches the atmosphere of the setting pretty well(since you will have backstabbed half the realm by the end of a few ingame years worth of playing...).

 

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